So many couples in The Dee Sanction; I have all sorts of plans for them, which might be another excuse for why I’m taking so long. I suspect not covering any of them in any particular depth from the outset might be the best of all possible solutions to progress!
Cecil and Walsingham — two sides of the intelligence network seeking to defend the Queen. Cecil always seemed to be the favourite of the two, but then again it’s possible that the better secret agent would want it to seem that way!
Doctor Dee and Edward Kelley — the dynamic scrying duo, seeking to make sense of the angels, but always with an eye out for the cut-price alternative. In their diaries and varied communications, it would seem they spent as much time hating each other or disagreeing about appropriate compensations for their time and efforts. Who abused whom the most is open to question and interpretation.
Queen Elizabeth and Her Suitors — essential pawns in the Queen’s schemes to bolster her power base without commitment. Each and every one of them saw her as the key to her kingdom, but she had her eyes on a different prize and they constantly underestimated her.
The Pope and the King of Spain — another dynamic where one seems to have assumed superiority over the other, though the game certainly assumes that King Philip II definitely had the upper hand.
There are more. Maybe I come back later and append additional commentary to the (already very late) post.
Every day during August, I’ll be writing something new on The Dee Sanction and aim to connect the word prompt of the day with the development of the game. Check out the concept, the list and the graphics over at AUTOCRATIK.